Honeysuckle Pink is Color of 2011!

Honeysuckle delivers a tropical punch to a color-starved home…
Courageous. Confident. Vital. A brave new color, for a brave new world. Let the bold spirit of Honeysuckle infuse you, lift you and carry you through the year 2011. The color is bright without being bold; reflecting a brighter outlook on the future.
Pantone is the color planner for all kinds of graphic, architectural and fashion designers and they have selected this Hot Pink hue, named Honeysuckle, as their color of the year.
Pantone is fabulous at its job, traveling all over the world to find new colors, subtleties, and textures that can change tones just enough to give things a whole new feeling.
“Pink can say a lot. I like to pair hot pink with cinnamon brown; it becomes seductive. Bright pink mixed with oranges and purples is always a fun match.” —Eve Robinson, Designer 
A South Beach Splash of a Front Door
Row of pink cottages
Row of ‘Honeysuckle’ Cottages in Oceanside, California

A boudoir sham adds unusual luxury to a simple chair. – CountryLiving.com
Supa pink!
1960s style items at the Alameda Flea Market in California.
Last year’s Pantone color of  Turquoise was selected because of its calming effect. “In times of stress, we need something to lift our spirits. Honeysuckle is a captivating, stimulating color that gets the adrenaline going – perfect to ward off the blues,” explains Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®.
“Honeysuckle derives its positive qualities from a powerful bond to its mother color red, the most physical, viscerally alive hue in the spectrum.”
Rental Cottages along the beach in Capitola

Rental Cottages in Capitola, California

Candlesticks gain instant stardom when featured in Hot Pink – CountryLiving.com
New Orleans - Garden District "Little pink houses for you and me."

New Orleans – Garden District “Little pink houses for you and me.”

Eiseman continues, “The intensity of this festive reddish pink allures and engages. In fact, this color, not the sweet fragrance of the flower blossoms for which it was named, is what attracts hummingbirds to nectar. Honeysuckle may also bring a wave of nostalgia for its associated delicious scent reminiscent of the carefree days of spring and summer.”
Pops of Honeysuckle Pink add upbeat character to this beach house – CoastalLiving.com
How to use Honeysuckle in Home Interiors – Honeysuckle is upbeat and dynamic when used on large areas like the entry area of a house or an apartment. By using on dining room walls it offers an appetite and conversation stimulant to the area.  Adding Honeysuckle place mats, towels, candles and glasses are an easy way to create a bit of fun in the kitchen. 
If Honeysuckle is a bit too bold to use as paint on your old kitchen cabinets then how about painting your knobs and pulls in this addictive hue.  Add a lively flair to interior spaces with Honeysuckle patterned pillows, bedspreads, small appliances and tabletop accessories.
Staple fabric onto wood stretchers or frame vintage doilies. – CountryLiving.com

Design with a “South Beach” Splash!

Looking for an inexpensive way to perk up your home? Paint a wall in Honeysuckle for a dynamic burst of energy in the family room, kitchen or hallway. 
My pink wall
Honeysuckle Dining Room Wall adds pizzaz!
Honeysuckle Pink delivers feel-good emotion in the same way that a flower blooms, one layer at a time.  

Happy Pink Saturday & Happy New Year!

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